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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

here it comes, there it goes

Dear blog it has been two weeks since my last post, since then i have danced several times , and flown a kite on a beach during bathing hours, please forgive me.....

We'll make it up. I swear.

The sun is shining quite bright for today's Groove on Grove. Today's all stars is american watercolor movement, with tow sets starting at 6 pm , you can predict some exeprimentalisms, but don't expect any repeats of the PADNA powerhouse fundraiser. If you can't make it today, mark your calenders for our August 1st Performance at reHab. Unfortunately, with todays beautiful weather, there is NOT a film at Van Vorst Park, but next wednesday "the namesake" plays at Sundown. For now you can head to Barrow Mansion for Trivia Night. DJ Eric Fuzco guests spins at the Lamp Post tonight. Rumor has it that a new PA will also be making it's debut.

Thursday's highlights are a couple of art openings, one at Cosi by Visual Artist NICOLE MARGARETTEN. Across the pond, Sebastian Masuellli exhibits in a group show at the Latin Collector on west 57th street. Also this Saturday, The Monroe Center in Hoboken Hosts POLITRIX this Saturday at 7pm. Check out this video below.

The Monroe Center will also host a fundraiser for Maladjusted, Misappropriated , which was just accepted to a place at the New York Fringe Festival in August. To celebrate and raise funds, Art House is having a party on Friday August 1st.

JC's Bridge and Pummel will skate against the newest addition to the Garden State Rollergirls League. the Hub City HellRazers. In what what is the most all inclusive dream package ever. For $20 you can get round trip shuttle service from the Hard Grove, admission to the bout as well as the pre-, and after parties. Wear your bathing suit underneath for when you get back...

Also looking ahead in the arts world. The City and Pro Arts are looking for additional artists for the CANco Lofts exhibition. The Official Opening Party will be at CANco. Contact I've attached her email below.

While making art is other people's passion, you know that my passion lies with making swimming pools. So with the Toy Eater's Space always in need of heat relief, what a better way to use the current space than to re-open the JC Swim Club. Here's what you need to know: Yes there will be a pool, yes you will need to be in a bathing suit to be allowed in (cut off jeans okay for you rockers, but please no f+cking cords!) . $10 donation covers your lifeguards. NO GLASS BOTTLES ALLOWED. Knock Hockey, Shuffle boards, boom box dj's. Bring flip flops and towel we will also have a tanning area is you need to brown up. The Pool will also be open on Monday and Tuesday for movies. JAWS, the DEEP, you know water and death stuff.

You can follow the next day by heading out to the Siren Festival at Coney Island, then catch Flaming Fire at Union Pool in Williamsburg or come home and catch the Swigs at Lucky Seven's.

I'll be dunking myself in the Hudson on Sunday, sometime in between games at Volleyball.
Colin Comstock did this film for check it out.

Here are the details.

Please continue to forward this message on to friends and artists who may be interested.

There are a number of open calls for work for Pro Arts Sponsored Group
Shows at Canco Lofts, to take place during the city-wide Jersey City Artists'
Studio Tour. These shows will be on display from 9.20.08 to 10.18.08 and will be featured during our Studio Tour Kick-off Celebration at Canco lofts on October 3rd, which drew over 1,500 visitors last year. This year, there will be 10 exhibitions and 2 video installations at Canco. Below are 5 open calls for work.

This is a great opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in an exciting
event and a well trafficked, well publicized venue.
All persons, no matter their town of residence may apply for consideration
to each show.

Curators are accepting submissions THIS MONTH ONLY. The curator will
contact you directly to inform you of the outcome of your submission.

For more information on the 2008 Studio Tour, please visit and click on "artists' STUDIO TOUR"

Please see below and go to EACH individual link to find information on how to
submit work/apply, deadlines, themes/concepts, contact information and more.

SEAMS - Curated by Colleen Grennan and Joshua Erb

Prime Surreal Estate - Curated by Dylan Evans

Trading Places - Curated by Hugo Xavier Bastidas

People Without Clothes - Curated by Jan Kounitz

Collateral Collision - Curated by RockSoup Studios

Remember, artists who are accepted in any of the shows at Canco lofts must
also fill out the Studio Tour Registration form to be included in the
Studio Tour insert and map. See:
to print out the application form and send it in.

See last years' Kick-off celebration in a video by Colin Comstock at:

Thank you,
Rebecca Feranec
Studio Tour Coordinator
Questions? Write to: or contact individual curators directly.

Wednesday, July 16.
10 pm - Closing
Agent Double-O Fuzzco Takes Over The Lamp Post!
382 2nd St. (btwn Monmouth & Brunswick)
Come by the Lamp Post tommorow. I'll play the Hollies, Pretty Things, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, Beatles covers, Anti-Beatles songs, Pro Beatles songs, Rick Springfield, Hoodoo Gurus, Ian Dury, Adam Ant, Prentenders, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Prodigy, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Grand Master Flash, a bunch of Phast Phreddie's Phavorite Soul Songs, and (as always) Cat Scratch Fever by the Nuge.
And maybe Oscar & Felix covering "You're So Vain"
Hi All,
I'll be showing an installation, the 8th in the series "the mistake i make is to try and think" in this group show curated by Monica Espinel. I'm very excited, hope you can make it.latincollector37 W 57 St., 4th FloorNew York, NY 10019T: 212-334-7813F: 212-334-7830 S***

this month's show is finally here, Alex' solo exhibit with his contagious happy colors portraying the "CITY" in his way:
sketchy illustration style paintings on canvas or anything he can find..
He is Serbian-American with an almost French way to express.
Friday the 18th from 7 - 10 pm opening reception with wine and olives. You can watch his wonderworks done in person (in other words he will paint ) the show is up for 1 week

Saturday * July 19 * UNION POOL
484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Lorimer Stop on the L 8:30 PM * $6 * 21 and Up
FLAMING FIRE (we go on at 10 sharp)
Much is happening at the Flaming Fire compound this month. We've begun our new album with our longtime collaborator JZ Barrell, and will start to mixing four new songs this week. This wednesday, anthropologists will be hooking us up to wires during practice to measure our emotional responses during and after rehearsal (true! -- check out our new group headshrinkers at We're also starting to book our fall tour which will feature an eerie new stage show of mystical scuzzbagness, codenamed THE 3 COLUMNS OF THE REDNECK WIZARD, and if you know of a town or club we should play in, let us know! We're also looking around for some fun people to work with, see the postcript at the bottom.
AND...this Saturday, we're going to party down with a crazed dance-inducing freakout, with two of the most insane, fun and funky groups playing around Brooklyn! Who:
SERVICES - just got arrested in our old Omaha stomping-ground for having too much of a good time on stage (which is sadly, a lot easier in Nebraska than in it should be.) They're incredible live, and will induce you to also dance around like mad and have an have an unlawfully fun time.
SIGMUND DROID - garage punk disco on a frenzied, crazy level! Download their awesome, instant dance-party album for free:
Our set will also feature many amazing guest stars and new songs, including:
* Wilder Selzer (Double Dong, Kustard Cabaret) dancing around like a man possessed, bringing some extra bellow to the male vocal shouting and singing an FF song in a brand new way that will astound you!
* Natasha singing a new FF song about greek murderesses!
* Danny Tunnick ( FF alumni 2003, now of Barbez) throbbing out on conanistic percussion with our primary skin-pounder Sarah Blust!
* a rousing FF barn-stomping march regarding the sweet trembling fear of God, stars, pyramids, goats and corn!
If you don't start dancing around at this show, you're probably dead. Which is cool, we're not prejudiced. See you on Saturday!
P.S. Flaming Fire is really interested in working with new folks, particularly folks with cool new ideas about staging and costuming, or professional music stuff we don't understand. Also: yodelers, really deep voiced people, and motorcyclists/scooterists who will ride around with us, since we're all just getting our permits now (190 mpg on a Honda Cub, can't beat it). If you have any suggestions, email and let me know!